I’m a SAHM, so I don’t have nearly the pressure to squeeze everything into one day, but here’s how we do the weekend.
–plan Saturday maintenance chores (ideally)
–scheduled kid activities
–home repairs/maintenance in AM
–ideally all of kids’ homework
–possibly Sunday Mass
–plan Sunday (ideally)
–Mass (if we didn’t go to vigil)
–basic survival chores (NO PROJECTS)
–family fun (ideally)
–baths in the evening
In the interests of full disclosure, we don’t have to cook a lot, I have cleaning help twice a month, and my husband loads the dishwasher, so our weekends are normally pretty streamlined. But the basic philosophy is to shift as much unnecessary toil to other days of the week. Toil does occasionally happen on Sunday, for example if a kid has a particularly big school project, or if my husband has grading to do.
I don’t make kids do chores beyond dish unloading and tidying up after self on Sunday, and I don’t require music practice on Sunday (although a kid might volunteer to cook). From their point of view, Sunday is a sort of “safe zone” from a lot of chores.
My husband is also rather strict about not allowing unnecessary shopping on Sunday, so I don’t buy groceries on Sunday except for emergency supplies like medicine, Gatorade and Saltines.